Growing up in Seattle, Elizabeth Boardman began studying piano at age four and viola, under the instruction of Michael Lieberman, at age nine. When she was fourteen, she studied with Michael Lim, Principal of the Corigliano Quartet and Concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and continued with him until graduating from high school.
Elizabeth has performed at the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, the Centrum Chamber Music Festival in Washington, and was awarded a Fellowship for the Marrowstone Music Festival in 2012.
In 2013, Elizabeth completed her BMus Viola Performance (Honours) degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, where she studied with Violist Matthew Jones. She also received masterclass tutelage from Maxim Rysanov, Helen Callus, Rivka Golani, and Illan Schneider. In 2010, she was awarded the Bank/Kurtz Viola Prize. As a founding member of the Trafalgar Trio, she has taken part in numerous chamber music concert series throughout England. In the Spring of 2013, Elizabeth was selected to be a part of the K12 collaboration project with the Krakow Academy, performing as the violist of the chamber orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem in Poland.
While her focus is primarily on viola performance, she has also studied composition with Stephen Montague. One of her compositions was chosen by the Xperides Ensemble for a performance in the Sede de Arucas Festival, Canary Islands in 2011. Elizabeth is currently in the middle of recording her original score for filmmaker Zoe Furlong's silent film, "The Monk".
In addition to teaching for Creative Music Adventures and the Seattle Music Partners, Elizabeth taught viola, violin, and piano studies privately in Seattle. She will be pursuing her Masters of Music this Fall (2015) at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she will be studying with violist Jodi Levitz.